Japanese Word Entry

象形
Kana:しょうけい
Romaji:shoukei
Definition: hieroglyphics, type of character representing pictures

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Chinese characters used in this word

elephant, pattern after, imitate, image, shape, sign (of the times), ivory, figure
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄧㄤˋ (xiàng)
Cantonese: zoeng6
Japanese: ショウ (shou)、 ゾウ (zou) / かたど.る (katadoru)、 かた (kata)、 のり (nori)
Korean: 상 (sang)
Vietnamese: tượng
Variants
Semantic variant form:

shape, form, style, appearance
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄧㄥˊ (xíng)
Cantonese: jing4
Japanese: ケイ (kei)、 ギョウ (gyou) / かた (kata)、 -がた (-gata)、 かたち (katachi)、 なり (nari)、 あらわれる (arawareru)
Korean: 형 (hyeong)
Vietnamese: hình